Spider-Man: Far From Home Snares $580M Global In First 10 Days, Nears $400M Offshore – International Box Office

SUNDAY UPDATE, writethru After rolling out in China, Japan and Hong Kong last weekend and then adding most of the world throughout this week, Sony/Marvels Spider-Man: Far From Home continues to spread the arachnomania. The full global cume through today is estimated at $580M including $395M at the international box office. The current weekend was worth $238M from all overseas markets combined.

Well-reviewed, sporting an Avengers: Endgame halo and swinging in after a series of recent underperformers, FFH shattered Sonys all-time opening records in 35 markets including Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, India, Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

The reteam for director Jon Watts and star Tom Holland is now playing in 66 offshore hubs and was No. 1 this weekend in 63 of those. In the like-for-likes and at todays exchange rates, the webslinger is running 15% ahead of his fellow Avenger, Captain Marvel, and 46% over his previous solo outing, Spider-Man: Homecoming.

In China, FFH now counts $167.4M after a roughly 69% drop from opening as new local title, The White Storm 2: Drug Lords, came out to play in the top spot. Behind Endgame, FFH is now the 2nd biggest studio movie of 2019 in the Middle Kingdom.

The Top 5 markets after China are rounded out by Korea ($33.8M), UK ($17.8M), Mexico ($13.9M) and Australia ($11.9M).

Meanwhile, Disney/Pixars Toy Story 4 is now the highest grossing animated movie ever in Latin America, notably overtaking Coco in Mexico with a massive $60.1M. The global cume after a $43.1M 3rd overseas weekend is now $650M including $343.4M abroad. Japan and Germany have not opened yet. Disneys Aladdin saw big increases in some markets this frame, after it passed $900M on Friday worldwide. The global total is currently $921.7M with $600.9M from international.

Next weekend, Disneys The Lion King takes pride of place in China, bowing there July 12 ahead of most of the rest of international (and domestic) the following session. Spider-Man will shed screens when Simba gets to the Middle Kingdom, but has another clear-runway frame ahead elsewhere.

Breakdowns on this weeks films above and more have been updated below.


Spider-Man: Far From Home

Spider-Man fans swung up to multiplexes in 66 offshore markets to see Far From Home this session, pulling a tidy $238M into Sonys web. The international box office cume is now $395M.

Given the percentage increases on FFH versus 2017s Homecoming (+46%) and this years Captain Marvel (+15%), the film also looks like it played more broadly and got extra overlap business from Avengers fans than it might have otherwise — particularly since this is the first Marvel title to release post Endgame.

After getting off to a great early start in China last weekend (as well as Japan and Hong Kong), phase 2 of international rollout began on Monday in Australia and carried on through to Spain which bowed on Friday. The launch outside of the three original markets came in higher than pre-opening projections, as European vacation Spidey played well throughout.

The strength of Toy Story 4 (and the Copa America match) in Latin America somewhat dampened Spideys trip there, but Mexico toppled Sonys all-time record for biggest opening with $13.9M, and Spain had a good start with what should continue to be strong weekday play.

Despite some concerns going into Korea in the wake of Homecomings overperformance there, the FFH launch was terrific with the 4th biggest ever for a Hollywood movie at $33.8M.

In China, the arrival of a new local film (and there havent been many of those this summer) was a draw for audiences and screens, putting The White Storm 2 in the No. 1 position for the weekend. However, vacations start tomorrow and Spidey should have good pull during the week before The Lion Kings strides in on Friday. The current cume in the Middle Kingdom is $167.4M which makes FFH the No. 2 superhero movie of the year.

Behind China, the Top 5 markets are made up of Korea ($33.8M), UK ($17.8M), Mexico ($13.9M) and Australia ($11.9M). 

Regionally, FFH made $78.7M in Asia with all new openings landing at No. 1. This was a franchise record in the region where Indonesia kicked off to $9.6M, making it the 4th biggest bow ever. Other notable starts include: India ($7.9M), Taiwan ($6.2M), Philippines ($5.7M) and Malaysia ($4.9M).
Western Europe hubs were all No. 1s for a regional total of $48.2M, which is 45% ahead of Homecoming. France, which benefitted from one day of the annual Fête du Cinéma promotion, was the best starter at $8.3M for the 3rd biggest opening of the year. Germany, which doesnt typically lean into younger skewing capes & spandex pics made $5.5M and Spain grabbed $4.8M.
The Middle East bowed to $7.8M total, led by UAE with $3.1M.

Holds in Japan (-44%) and Hong Kong (-38%) were good. The former now has $17.3M in the backpack and the latter $8.7M.

In IMAX, FFH snared $29.1M globally in the frame to become the formats best July bow ever (not including last weekends already record-breaking openings in China, Japan and Hong Kong). This is also Sonys best IMAX start. Offshore this weekend, FFH took $14.1M from 1,017 screens. Records were set for the Spider-Man franchise in a number of markets including Mexico, India, Korea, Malaysia, Belgium, Israel and Denmark. The IMAX cume through Sunday is $14.1M international and $44M worldwide.

Also notable, 4DX has done 1.3M admissions and $15.6M in box office gross at 644 locations in 64 markets since opening.

As mentioned above, FFH broke Sonys all-time opening records in 35 markets. They are: Argentina, Bahrain, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, and Vietnam.
Italy is the final market to join the adventure and gets swingin this coming Wednesday.


This was the 3rd weekend outing for the toys, and they added $43.1M in 45 material markets for an international cume of $343.4M. Worldwide, the fourquel is at $650M.

Folks are feeling the love for Forky, particularly in Latin America where Disney/Pixars TS4 has become the biggest animated movie ever for the region. In Mexico, it has grossed $60.1M, topping previous champ Coco to be the No. 1 animated title of all time. There are long weekend holidays ahead in Brazil and Argentina which will keep the midweek robust.

In the UK, TS4 is the 3rd biggest movie of the year at $44.8M and held No. 2 this session behind Spidey.

Notable holds elsewhere included Uruguay (+149%), Netherlands (+4%), Israel (-16%), Australia (-17%), Belgium (-17%), Brazil (-27%), France (-35%) and Spain (-37%).

The Top 5 markets to date, before Japan and Germany even get a look-in, are Mexico ($60.1M), UK ($44.8M), China ($27.6M), Brazil ($22M) and Korea ($20.4M).


Illumination/Universals Pets 2 opened in China this weekend, landing in the wake of Spider-Man and local pic The White Storm 2 with $11M from 21,310 theaters. The Douban score on the sequel is a 7.1 with Maoyan at a good 9, but Hollywood animation rarely over-indexes in the Middle Kingdom.

The full international weekend was $22.4M in 54 markets. The offshore total is now $121.7M for $262.5M global.

Holds on the thriftily-budgeted follow-up this session were good in places like Germany (-27%/$5.8M cume), Australia (-20%/$7.8M cume) and more. Russia leads all play at $23.8M followed by the UK with $23M. There are still five majors to come throughout the summer.


In 69 offshore markets, New Line/Warner Bros doll took in an additional $20.4M across the sophomore session. The overseas cume is now $84.6M, and the worldwide total is $134.8M.
Openings included in Italy, Germany and Hong Kong. The former had a strong No. 1 with $1.6M on 420 screens to surpass all other Conjuring titles save The Nun. In Germany, Annabelle did $1.4M on 395 screens to rank No. 3 and about on par with Annabelle: Creation. Hong Kong grossed $792K on 55 screens to land No. 2 and roughly even with The Nun.

Mexico leads all play with $12.1M after two frames, followed by Indonesia ($8M), India ($4.3M), Brazil ($4.2M) and Russia ($3.4M).
More markets are on deck with France, the UK and Spain this week and Japan in September.

Seven weekends in and Aladdin is still granting wishes. With another $16.2M in 55 material markets this session, the surprise of the summer has cumed $600.9M internationally and $921.7M global. The Will Smith-starrer had on Friday crossed the nine-century mark.

As weve seen recently, there were weekend increases in some markets. This time around they include Denmark (+64%), Sweden (+34%), Germany (+11%) and Netherlands (+11%) while small drops were see in Belgium (-9%), Japan (-21%), Australia (-28%), Hong Kong (-29%), Spain (-33%), Korea (-36%) and FRead More – Source

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